The recall affects the following products:

  • 48-oz. plastic wrapped tray containing “BUTTERBALL everyday Fresh Ground Turkey WITH NATURAL FLAVORING (85% LEAN/15% FAT)” with sell or freeze by date of 7/26/18, lot code 8188, and UPC codes 22655-71555 or 22655-71557 represented on the label.
  • 48-oz. plastic wrapped tray containing “BUTTERBALL everyday Fresh Ground Turkey WITH NATURAL FLAVORING (93% LEAN/7% FAT)” with sell or freeze by date of 7/26/18, lot code 8188 and UPC code 22655-71556 represented on the label.
  • 16-oz. plastic wrapped tray containing “BUTTERBALL everyday Fresh Ground Turkey WITH NATURAL FLAVORING (85% LEAN/15% FAT)” with sell or freeze by date of 7/26/18, lot code 8188 and UPC code 22655-71546 represented on the label.
  • 16-oz. plastic wrapped tray containing “BUTTERBALL everyday Fresh Ground Turkey WITH NATURAL FLAVORING (93% LEAN/7% FAT)” with sell or freeze by date of 7/26/18, lot code 8188 and UPC codes 22655-71547 or 22655-71561 represented on the label.
  • 48-oz. plastic wrapped tray containing “Kroger GROUND TURKEY FRESH 85% LEAN – 15% FAT” with sell or freeze by date of 7/26/18, lot code 8188, and UPC code 111141097993 represented on the label.
  • 48-oz. plastic wrapped tray containing “FOOD LION 15% fat ground turkey with natural flavorings” with sell or freeze by date of 7/26/18, lot code 8188 and UPC code 3582609294 represented on the label.

These items were produced on July 7, 2019, but FSIS is concerned that some of the turkey may still be in consumers’ freezers.

All of the recalled products bear the establishment number EST. P-7345 inside the USDA mark of of inspection, and were shipped to retailers across the U.S. Consumers who find the product in their freezers are instructed to either discard it immediately or return it to the point of purchase for a refund.

Salmonella is estimated to cause about 1.2 million illnesses in the U.S. annually, resulting in 23,000 hospitalizations and 450 deaths. Symptoms of salmonella infection, or salmonellosis, typically being 12 to 72 hours after infection and include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps. Patients with compromised immune systems, the elderly population, and young children are most at risk for developing severe infections.

Source: FOX NEWS

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